The Cloud has a silver lining: drop-in bike lessons for adults

The Cloud has a silver lining: drop-in bike lessons for adultsDo you live or work in the CBD? Keen to master the art of riding a bike? Mix the joy of learning with the whimsical lights and architecture of the Cloud, and you’ve got some winter rain-proof evening fun! Auckland Transport is adding a drop-in component to their monthly Beginner Bike & Bike Maintenance sessions …
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Back to Bike School – bike classes & workshops for beginners

Back to Bike School - bike classes & workshops for beginnersThe beginning of the year is a great time to get started – or restarted – on riding a bike. The weather’s great, and  February is Bike Month, so there are plenty of opportunities and lots of back-up. For starters and for motivation, you can join the Auckland Bike Challenge at any point during the month. This year it’s all about sharing …
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Me and My Bike (and My Kid) – Meet Claire

Me and My Bike (and My Kid) - Meet ClairePart of the fun of biking around town is the serendipitous conversations and encounters with other bike folk as we pass each other along the way. Even when driving, I keep an eye out for people on bikes – but it’s harder to say hello, short of honking the horn, which can send altogether the wrong message! So when I …
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“Fat Lady on a Bike” – the joy of riding at any size

"Fat Lady on a Bike" - the joy of riding at any sizeIn this guest post, the gorgeous Genny Stevens (Agile Team Facilitator at Xero) shares some top tips for happy everyday biking when you have a few Xs in front of the L on the label of your favourite cycling frock…  We all know there are lots of perceived barriers to getting back on our bikes; traffic, helmets, lycra – but the size of …
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How to Train (and Ferry) Your Bike – the art of ‘trip-chaining’

How to Train (and Ferry) Your Bike - the art of 'trip-chaining'Inspired by yesterday’s commuting feature, here’s a handy recipe for how to get almost anywhere in Auckland: 1. bike to train or ferry   2. put self and bike on train or ferry 3. repeat. The easier it becomes to get around the city – what with better cycleways and more bike lanes, speedier and more frequent ferries, and magical new …
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Take a Two-Mile Tour or a Four-K Frolic – but above all, take a friend!

Take a Two-Mile Tour or a Four-K Frolic - but above all, take a friend!So many people are out there, hankering to hop on a bike! How many? Well, Auckland Transport’s own research reckons 60% of Aucklanders would ride if the roads were more welcoming. And who can forget what happened in 2013 when AA’s Directions magazine – the magazine for car drivers! – asked its readers if they’d give cycling …
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Bike bright on winter nights – a seasonal visit from the Bike-Light Fairy

Bike bright on winter nights - a seasonal visit from the Bike-Light FairyA friend of CAA, Zane, writes about an unlikely superhero hitting the streets as the winter nights draw in, determined to make sure those on bikes sparkle safely.  Daylight savings hit this week like a black cloak, making it even more important to think about Biking Bright. One lone Auckland Transport Cycling ambassador headed out on Tuesday and Wednesday …
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Getting more people on bikes – AT / Love to Ride

Getting more people on bikes - AT / Love to RideGuest blog from  Debbie Lang –     Debbie is well known to many people who love cycling – her career began as cycling champion back in the day at North Shore City Council; she became North Shore cycling person when AT was formed 4 years ago. She is now in the role that best suits …
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Bike Devonport – cycling as transport

Recently, Chris Werry (CAA’s new representative for the Takapuna-Deonport local board area) and I started up a new group for people who enjoy cycling in Devonport. We based the idea on the very successful Bike Te Atatu group and so, inevitably, it is called Bike Devonport. We realise this isn’t a very inclusive name for …
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Upping the game – Carlton Gore Road

TL:DR: Carlton-Gore Road getting buffered cycle lanes all the way, instead of a half-sided, half-hearted design. But AT needs your support! Carlton Gore Road is a very Auckland-typical road. Meaning it has HEAPS of space for cars, but not much for all the other modes of traffic. In fact, about the only thing not typical …
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